Hamstring injury blow for Super Eagles striker few weeks ahead of 2023 AFCON opener

Super Eagles striker Terem Moffi has sustained a hamstring injury just four weeks away from the start of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, Soccernet.ng reports.

Moffi has been an important player for Nice this season. The 24-year-old hitman started in all 15 Ligue 1 games for Nice, and he has four goals coupled with two assists.

The former Lorient man was on course for his 16th start of the season on Saturday, when Nice traveled to Le Havre. Unfortunately for him, he sustained a hamstring injury hours before the game according to a tweet by OGC Nice. Eventually, Nice lost the game 3-1.

Moffi’s injury has also come at a crucial time, as the AFCON is set to kick-off on January 13. He is one of the regulars in the team, and is almost sure of a spot in the African showpiece next year. But this injury seems to be the spanner in his works.